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  1. The Importance of Backing Up Your Work
    Agreed, very important. I say this as someone who still can remember the horror of losing a good chunk of a completed senior thesis many years ago (non-nursing) due to a computer virus and having to...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    I know of a female physician, formerly male. She completed her change before she moved to this area. So, there was nothing for her to go through as far as having been known here as male then female....
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Radiation danger, repeated CTs by frequent flyers
    I'll be interested in the answers to this, as I don't work in ER and have no background in ER nursing, but have unfortunately found myself there 3 times in the past year for a few different reasons...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Wallpaper or scrubs?
    I wore a patterned scrub top to work one day a few months ago. Brand new. A pt actually said, "What a pretty would make a nice wallcovering." She must have noticed the expression on my...
    Apr 2
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Can nurses have artifical nails?
    My point was that having long nails of any kind, meaning real or artificial, can be a bad idea. This was assuming that all artificial nails were long. As I've never had artificial nails, I'd never...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. am i reasonably resigning?
    Just wanted to comment on the student loan aspect of should be able to adjust the payments so that they aren't so much. I remember when I took mine out there were several options (e.g.,...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Can nurses have artifical nails?
    Long nails of any kind are a bad idea as they harbor disease-causing organisms. I was taught this back in nursing school. My nursing instructors used the example of a local world-renowned children's...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Missing my partner  :*(
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Mar 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Totally discouraged by clinicals
    To echo the above posts, I think it's really important to be proactive in clinicals. To reiterate, never underestimate the importance of reviewing pt's meds, going over pt health histories, assessing...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Please critique my Cover Letter been rejected too many times
    As other poster noted, need to focus more on RN experience. Don't need to list everything, esp. if will be on resume anyway. Definitely get certification as medical translator for Chinese language,...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. "compassionate" Atheists...
    Your post displays exactly the type of exclusionary attitude you profess to defend against. I am an atheist and am known for my compassion and empathy. I consider myself to be a spiritual person, but...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Dating a Doctor
    All I can tell you is how I view things....I'm not overly impressed with people just because they are doctors, or rocket scientists (actually dated one once!) or they make a lot of money, or drive a...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  13. What does your username mean?
    I love being an RN, but love being a mama way more. Hence, the "mama" before the "RN".
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Help new grad low pay
    Seems low.....any way you can call a few offices outside of that immediate area and see if you can try to find out what they're paying their LPNs?
    Mar 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. When it rains, it pours. Job decisions.
    RN job
    Mar 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    I prefer to see the most competent professional, be it an MD, DO, NP or PA. I've seen good and bad of all of these. There are MDs that I would never see again, there are NPs that are tops and...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Nursing school uniforms and their fate after school
    Gave mine to a student entering the same program from which I'd just graduated.
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I'm not going to pass my teas
    Don't give up, just keep practicing until you test. I basically had to teach myself the math as I was horrible at it before the test, and ended up doing very well. It can be done.
    Mar 1
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  19. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Yes. A note stating that pt does not have contagious condition and can resume work could have been faxed after obtaining a signed auth. No need to share dx or anything else, none of their business....
    Feb 26
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Awkward and Shy Student Nurse
    I say this as a quiet person. Most of my growing up years and even into my twenties were spent being super quiet and socially anxious. Not all the time, but enough. To top it off I wasn't bad looking...
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better
    It is always wonderful to read your articles and to hear about mental illness from your perspective. I have a close family member who I am sure has a mental illness (my guess is BPD) that has yet to...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. Nursing students on medication
    It seems odd that nursing students would casually admit to taking "things like Adderol (sp)" to stay awake to anyone, lest they be kicked out of their nursing program. That would imply that they were...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Pregnant and nursing school?
    First, congratulations, second, it will really depend on how things go with your pregnancy/delivery which is impossible to predict. I was pregnant while taking required prereqs prior to nursing...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. When Nurses Cry
    What a wonderful article, brought tears to my eyes. I have cried with patients or a family member for different reasons a number of times, just a few tears that I couldn't manage to hold in. They are...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  25. accepted to nursing school after deciding to finalize divorce
    Minor edit to my above post: Meant to say: he *thought* I was doing things on purpose, not that I was.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student